November 30, 2012

A-List Holidays

View SlideshowThis time of year, all of us, even remarkably pampered stars, supermodels, and international business moguls, can use a secret getaway vacation. Come holiday time, celebs tend to congregate in the usual warm-water watering holes or on...
November 30, 2012

Classically Trained

View SlideshowThe past is not forgotten for San Francisco–based architect Andrew Skurman. In fact, it is a constant source of inspiration for his eponymous firm’s elegant projects throughout the Golden State. A handsome new book, Contemporary Cl...
November 29, 2012

An exhibition of artist-designed necklaces debuts at Paris’s Galerie kreo

A favorite of collectors and the Design Miami/Basel set, Paris’s Galerie kreo specializes in limited-edition furnishings and objects created in collaboration with top-notch designers, including Marc Newson, Hella Jongerius, and Ronan and Erwan Bourou...
November 29, 2012

Made in Los Angeles

Ceramist Adam Silverman continues to explode antiquated distinctions between art and design with his new exhibition at the Edward Cella Art + Architecture gallery in Los Angeles. “New Pots and Sculptures” includes roughly two dozen vessels—each o...
November 28, 2012

A new book explores the scandals, intriques, and heartbreaking beauty of the Guinness family’s Luggala mansion

View SlideshowIn Ireland, a country with an embarrassment of architectural riches, a little-known house called Luggala—the name is pronounced something like “Lugga-ler”—stands out as an especially picturesque piece of real estate. Accented b...
November 24, 2012

Today’s Challenge: Improving the Escapement

While some watchmakers are experimenting with new materials, others rely on traditional techniques to bring the measure of time to heights only dreamed of by the master, Abraham-Louis Breguet.
November 24, 2012

Watchmakers Move Toward Single-Brand Stores

The shops are intended to control prices and maintain quality, but they cause rough times for retailers.
November 24, 2012

The Fetching Artistry of a Master Horologist

An auction, on Nov. 6 by Sotheby's included several creations by George Daniels, the British watchmaker who invented the double-wheel coaxial escapement.
November 24, 2012

From Watch to Work of Art

Photographers reveal the secrets behind making luxury watches look even more appealing to potential buyers.
November 24, 2012

Precise Future of Silicon Parts Still Being Debated

Many, but not all, luxury watchmakers have begun using silicon and silicon coated with diamonds to make precision parts traditionally made with steel.